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Hello i wonder what hosts there are for official game servers. I know you can use dedicated however those are too expensive are there cheap ways to host your games official servers? They do not have to be so powerful.

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If your game is a "twitch" game (like a FPS) then you really do need self-managed "root" servers. Those are typically available from about $50/month and up. If your budget is less than this, you probably should not include the idea of "official servers" in your game design.

If your game is slower-paced (occasional schedule jitters of 50-100 milliseconds don't matter) then you can go with whatever Virtual Private Server hosting provider you want -- I've heard good things about Linode; others use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud; even cheaper providers include Interserver.net; if you're mainly Windows, perhaps Microsoft Azure is more of your thing.

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